World Cancer Day is February 4


Published: 27Jan2015

World Cancer Day is February 4

‘Not beyond us’, is the theme of World Cancer Day 2015, taking a positive and active approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach.

Did you know?

        • 70% of cancer survivors experience significant fear of recurrence and psychological distress? You could be one of them.
        • 1 in 2 cancer survivors lives with pain from their cancer and its treatments, which can greatly affect their quality of life. No one should live in chronic pain.
        • Did you know that routine physical exercise can reduce your risk of cancer recurrence? It can also improve your emotional well-being and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Currently, there are 1 million cancer survivors in Canada. Due to earlier detection and better treatments, that number is expected to rise to 2 million by 2020.

McGill expert:

Dr. Genevieve Chaput, specialist in cancer survivorship at the MUHC and coordinator of the Cancer Survivorship Program at the MUHC
Follow-up care and surveillance needs of patients who have completed cancer treatments
Contact: Vanessa Damha,McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), vanessa.damha [at]
Available for interviews in French and English

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Cynthia Lee
Media Relations Office
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